Your job as a parent is to encourage and support your kids during their journeys toward self-respect and happiness.
You can't make your children happy. Showering them with toys, praise, and attention won't guarantee their happiness. Only children who learn how to handle life's constant struggles on their own will achieve true happiness.
Before you show your kids how to achieve their own happiness, consider these points:
There are some definite exceptions to these rules. For example, if your child is not up to a certain struggle, postpone it. What's more, don't let your children struggle when it becomes dangerous or might result in emotional devastation.
To help your children take responsibility for their own happiness, you need to teach them how to: